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Modern smart televisions do much more than just display broadcasted programs, so these days TV makers need to equip them with powerful applications processors to decode HD and Ultra-HD content, as well as handle other complex tasks. To that end, LG has revealed that it plans to use its new α9 Gen 3 SoC for its latest Signature OLED and NanoCell 8K televisions set to be available this year. LG’s latest α9 Gen 3 processor supports playback of 8Kp60 content encoded using HEVC, VP9, and particularly important going forward, the recently released AV1 codec. But since 8K videos are not common just yet, the SoC supports LG’s AI 8K Upscaling algorithm that relies on its machine learning capabilities to analyze videos it upscales and properly...

CES 2020: Samsung’s 8K QLED TVs Use AI Quantum 8K SoC, Add Support For AV1 Video

Most years CES feels first and foremost like a TV show, and certainly this year's show hasn't disappointed. Among the many vendors making TV announcements for CES 2020 was...

20 by Anton Shilov on 1/9/2020

Samsung’s 8K QLED TV 55-Inch: A More Affordable 8K Ultra-HD TV

Being flagship televisions available today, 8K Ultra-HD TVs not only feature a resolution of 7680×4320 pixels, but also pack all the latest technologies that manufacturers have to offer these...

51 by Anton Shilov on 9/6/2019

8K Association Sets Minimal Specs for 8K Ultra-HD TVs

The 8K Association, a group led by leading makers of TVs and display panels focused to facilitate growth of the 8K ecosystem, this week introduced a list of minimal...

26 by Anton Shilov on 9/4/2019

Sharp to Demonstrate 120-Inch 8K LCD TV & 8K TV with 5G Modem at IFA

Being the world’s first manufacturer to develop an Ultra-HD television featuring a 7680×4320 resolution, Sharp still has an edge over its rivals on the 8K front. At IFA next...

16 by Anton Shilov on 8/30/2019

AU Optronics's New 85-Inch 8K LCD TV with 1,024-Zone Backlighting

AU Optronics this week showcased a prototype of its most advanced 8K Ultra-HD display featuring an innovative full-area local dimming (FALD) backlighting solution and peak brightness of 2,000 nits...

11 by Anton Shilov on 8/28/2019

Honor Set to Enter TV Market with New Honghu 8K CPU

Not being shy to take some gambles, this one appears to be its biggest yet: Honor is going to be developing both TVs and display scalers for the consumer...

13 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/30/2019

VESA Announces DisplayPort 2.0 Standard: Bandwidth For 8K Monitors & Beyond

While display interface standards are slow to move, at the same time their movement is inexorable: monitor resolutions continue to increase, as do refresh rates and color depths, requiring...

120 by Ryan Smith on 6/26/2019

Realtek Demonstrates RTD2893: A Platform for 8K Ultra HD TVs

Just like with any other major transitions, the shift to 8K Ultra HD TVs will require not only new display panels (and even new display technologies), new cables, and...

23 by Anton Shilov on 6/19/2019

Sharp Demonstrates 31.5-Inch 8K 120Hz HDR Monitor

Sharp this week demonstrated its first 31.5-inch HDR display featuring a 7680×4320 resolution and a 120 Hz refresh rate. The monitor uses the company’s IGZO technology and the manufacturer...

21 by Anton Shilov on 4/11/2019

Samsung's 2019 QLED UHD TVs: 8K TVs Revamped, 4K TVs Get New Panel & Backlighting

Samsung this week formally introduced its 2019 Ultra-HD TV family. The new high-end televisions from Samsung all feature QLED backlighting and compared to their 2018 predecessors, have received audio...

13 by Anton Shilov on 2/13/2019

New 8K OLED Displays for Tablets and Laptops: 8.3 and 13.3 Inches

Semiconductor Energy Laboratory, a technology developer from Japan, has developed the industry’s first 8.3 and 13.3-inch OLED displays featuring an 8K resolution. The monitors use crystalline oxide semiconductor technology...

61 by Anton Shilov on 12/21/2018

Samsung Begins Sales of 65-Inch Q900R 8K UHDTV in the UK

Samsung on Wednesday started sales of its Q900R QLED 8K Ultra-HD televisions in the UK. The device initially available in the UK is the smaller 65-inch model, rather than...

13 by Anton Shilov on 10/17/2018

Samsung Starts to Take Pre-Orders on 85-Inch Q900 8K UHDTV

Samsung this month has started to take pre-orders on its first commercial 8K UHDTV, the Q900, which sports a 7680×4320 resolution. Besides the sheer number of pixels that the...

19 by Anton Shilov on 10/8/2018

Sharp Announces 2nd Gen 8K UHD TVs at IFA

Sharp this week introduced its second-generation 8K ultra-high def TVs at IFA in Berlin. The new televisions use the company’s new panels as well as the latest processors that...

49 by Anton Shilov on 8/31/2018

Sharp’s 8K UHD TV Available in Japan, Listed in Europe for €11,899

The era of 8K content is still a couple of years away, but screens featuring the resolution are already here and their availability is going to expand in 2018...

26 by Anton Shilov on 4/19/2018

AUO to Ship 8K UHD TV Panels in Coming Months

AU Optronics this week has announced plans to start shipments of 8K panels for large UHDTVs in the first half of 2018. The panels will enable TV manufacturers to...

33 by Anton Shilov on 2/23/2018

Philips Demos 328P8K: 8K UHD LCD with Webcam, Docking, Coming in 2018

TPV Technology is demonstrating a preliminary version of its upcoming 8K ultra-high-definition display at IFA trade show in Germany. The Philips 328P8K monitor will be a part of the...

21 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 9/1/2017

Cosemi Announces 328-Feet ‘8K-Ready’ OptoDP Active DisplayPort 1.4 Optical Cable

Cosemi has announced its first OptoDP active optical cable that supports a DisplayPort 1.4 connection. That in itself isn't newsworthy, but up to 328 feet, or 100 meters, it...

22 by Anton Shilov on 3/29/2017

Dell’s 32-inch 8K UP3218K Display Now For Sale: Check Your Wallet

Back at CES in January, Dell announced the next step in personal screen resolution advancements. The recent rise of ‘4K’ (or more accurately, Ultra-HD at 3840x2160) monitors has shown...

94 by Ian Cutress on 3/24/2017

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